Carnevale

Venice, Who doesn’t love Venice?

Venice is on everyone’s bucket list. It is a truly unique city on the Adriatic Sea. You have to experience this city, its people and its food and wine. What better way to see this city than during a festival. Venice is a town that knows how to throw a party. Some great festivals in Venice are:

  1. Regata Storica in the beginning of September – This includes boat races, customs and of course food and wine

Regata Storica

  1. Venice Film Festival – Come see the films that have won (September 2-9, 2015).

Venice Film Festival

  1. Venice Carnival (Festival of Masks) – Is held the day before Ash Wednesday.

Festival of Masks Venice

Venice is always a great city to visit but during a festival it is even more fun. This city is spectacular from its start. It was built on tree trunks, millions of them. They hold up a marble & stone foundation that all the buildings are built on. Put it on your bucket List. This is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Just let it do its magic on you.

George & Jo Anne

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Carnevale Italia

Carnevale in Italy is celebrated on Ash Wednesday (February 18, 2015). It is a celebration Catholics do before entering Lent. In the USA it is a big celebration in New Orleans (called Mardi Gras). In New Orleans it is celebrated on Fat Tuesday. In Italy the city of Venice celebrates each year with masks, parties and lots of sweets (this is what is given up for lent).

lady-in-red-carnevale

Italians love festivals and their sweets (dolce). Lent represents a period of abstinence. So before entering this period they celebrate a period of indulgence. If you are able to be in Venice at this time it is a wonderful celebration. If you know an Italian family, join them for their celebration. It is a happy time so enjoy.

George & Jo Anne

 

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